outlook 2003 and gmail....


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the_niner_nation

Hi..I have successfully managed to configure gmail account by pop3 to my
outlook 2003 on both my laptop and desk top computer.

what i would like to do however,is to make sure both my desk top and lap top
have the same mail in the 'inbox'...ie snychronised.

Hotmail does this with no problems, but i am not sure what gmail settings to
tweak, as gmail is also web based.

thanks in advance!!
 
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Brian Tillman

the_niner_nation said:
Hi..I have successfully managed to configure gmail account by pop3 to
my outlook 2003 on both my laptop and desk top computer.

what i would like to do however,is to make sure both my desk top and
lap top have the same mail in the 'inbox'...ie snychronised.

Hotmail does this with no problems, but i am not sure what gmail
settings to tweak, as gmail is also web based.
Gmail may be web-based, but you're not using it that way. With Hotmail,.
all messages stayed on the server always, and so were always available no
matter what client you used to access the server, because you used a
protocol called WebDAV from an HTTP account. With gmail, you don't have
that option; you set it up as a POP account, with messages being downloaded
(and removed) from the server unless you tell your mail client to leave a
copy on the server. The Advanced tab of your account properties pages
controls that option.

Now, if you want to take an even different (albeit unsupported) approach and
your desktop and laptop are always networked together, you can actually set
the two PCs up to use the same PST so the mail, calendar, contacts, etc.
always agree. This is NOT synchronizing, however, and if you want to take,
say, the laptop out of the network, then you won't be able to access the
message store, since it will be on the desktop (or the other way around: the
desktop won't be able to access it because it will be on the missing
laptop).
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

there is a gmail option to keep a copy on the server but I'm not sure if you
can then download it to another computer or if grail marks it as downloaded.

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Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)



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The Lurch

At the same time.....

gmail does keep a copy of ALL mail, so you could access it that way to look
at it.

Diane Poremsky said:
there is a gmail option to keep a copy on the server but I'm not sure if
you can then download it to another computer or if grail marks it as
downloaded.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)



Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote-tips.net/


the_niner_nation said:
Hi..I have successfully managed to configure gmail account by pop3 to my
outlook 2003 on both my laptop and desk top computer.

what i would like to do however,is to make sure both my desk top and lap
top have the same mail in the 'inbox'...ie snychronised.

Hotmail does this with no problems, but i am not sure what gmail settings
to tweak, as gmail is also web based.

thanks in advance!!
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

correct... and why I enabled the option in gmail to keep a copy on the
server.

--



The Lurch said:
At the same time.....

gmail does keep a copy of ALL mail, so you could access it that way to
look at it.

Diane Poremsky said:
there is a gmail option to keep a copy on the server but I'm not sure if
you can then download it to another computer or if grail marks it as
downloaded.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)



Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote-tips.net/


the_niner_nation said:
Hi..I have successfully managed to configure gmail account by pop3 to my
outlook 2003 on both my laptop and desk top computer.

what i would like to do however,is to make sure both my desk top and lap
top have the same mail in the 'inbox'...ie snychronised.

Hotmail does this with no problems, but i am not sure what gmail
settings to tweak, as gmail is also web based.

thanks in advance!!
 
T

the_niner_nation

Diane Poremsky said:
correct... and why I enabled the option in gmail to keep a copy on the
server.

--



The Lurch said:
At the same time.....

gmail does keep a copy of ALL mail, so you could access it that way to
look at it.

Diane Poremsky said:
there is a gmail option to keep a copy on the server but I'm not sure if
you can then download it to another computer or if grail marks it as
downloaded.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)



Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote-tips.net/


message Hi..I have successfully managed to configure gmail account by pop3 to
my outlook 2003 on both my laptop and desk top computer.

what i would like to do however,is to make sure both my desk top and
lap top have the same mail in the 'inbox'...ie snychronised.

Hotmail does this with no problems, but i am not sure what gmail
settings to tweak, as gmail is also web based.

thanks in advance!!
I have enabled emails to be saved on server on BOTH computers, and of
course, the mail is in the web interface of gmail...but the inboxes arn't
the same with regards to being the 'same'......
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

I have enabled emails to be saved on server on BOTH computers, and of
course, the mail is in the web interface of gmail...but the inboxes arn't
the same with regards to being the 'same'......
Is it not downloading copies downloaded to the other computer? Or does it
not download all of the messages? If you have a lot, you need to keep
hitting send/receive until they are all downloaded
 
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the_niner_nation

Diane Poremsky said:
Is it not downloading copies downloaded to the other computer? Or does it
not download all of the messages? If you have a lot, you need to keep
hitting send/receive until they are all downloaded
It ONLY downloads whats new on any given computer...ie if I check for
emailon my desktop and there IS mail, it gets downloaded, but the same mail
wont appear on my laptop :-(
 
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Brian Tillman

the_niner_nation said:
It ONLY downloads whats new on any given computer...ie if I check for
emailon my desktop and there IS mail, it gets downloaded, but the
same mail wont appear on my laptop :-(
It would appear that gmail is marking the downloaded messages as read, even
though they may remain in your gmail account Inbox, and not presenting them
to the second client as new messages available for download. Sounds like
you should take this up with gmail's support staff.
 

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